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Cyber Future: Tattooed Synthetic Humans by Dangiuz

Known as Dangiuz — real name is Leopoldo D’Angelo — this Italian digital illustrator has envisioned a  cyber-world inspired by “Blade Runner”(1982) and “Ghost in the Shell” (1995), where bio-engineered humans live in a dystopian society. Defiant characters (“Freerunners”) seek justice of this oppressed nation controlled by large corporations, and yes, there are hints here […]

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Rope Bondage: Dirty Archangel and Shibari Dream Team Photographed in NYC

We started with email correspondence with the author of “Lust is My Favorite Sin” and photographer of this remarkable “Shibari Project,” Dirty Archangel is his artistic name. A Turkish immigrant and citizen of New York City, who’s day job are taking professional cityscape pictures of the Big Apple. Because a photoshoot like this one generally […]

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Tiny Microcosms Set in “Stone” Sculptures by Song Kang

Artist Song Kang imagines tiny microcosms in stone. In her series aptly-titled “Carved in Stone,” she fuses architectural structures onto and into “rocks” (using materials such as reed, plaster, foam, and paper mache). The bridges, stonework, and intricate wooden Cathedral-style windows follow the curves and forms of the rocks themselves and appear distorted in their […]

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Obsessive GIF Artist Al Boardman on the Importance of Personal Projects

Al Boardman, prolific GIF-creator and expert animator, has created motion graphics for an impressive list of famous brands (including Nike, IBM, and Twitter). His signature style is simple yet sophisticated, with a color palette and a smoothness that sucks the viewer in. Along with work for clients, Boardman creates tons of personal projects that gets […]

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Spencer Tunick’s Awe-Striking Installations of Nude Crowds

Note: Contains nudity. Spencer Tunick is an American photographer who has traveled the globe taking stunning photographs of nude crowds. Amassed and synchronized in large groups, the volunteers pose in diverse (and sometimes challenging) environments, such as public spaces in Monaco, botanical gardens in Mexico, and impressively, the Swiss glacier of Aletsch. Defying logic with […]

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Opulent “Cloud City” Constructed Entirely Out of Paper

The Makerie Studio worked in collaboration with photographer Luke Kirwan to create “Cloud City,” an alluring landscape inspired by the intricate patterns in Moroccan architecture. Three egg-shaped palaces seemingly float in mid-air—connected only by ladders—and give the viewer a bird’s-eye-view into the opulent locales. Gilded rails, tiered fountains, and gold lattices are fashioned entirely out […]

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James Bullough’s Fractured Paintings in Motion

Note: Contains nudity. Not content with limiting his painting skill to canvas alone, Berlin-based artist James Bullough put down his oil paints in favor of spray cans and rollers. His urban art is a throwback to a childhood formed by the infamous graffiti culture of Washington DC in the 1990s. Slicing his subjects and shifting […]

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Powerful Street Art from Fintan Magee

Fintan Magee’s impact on the global street art community is showing no signs of slowing, with the Australian artist recently completing stunning murals in countries as far afield as Mexico, Germany, New Zealand and Ukraine. Inspired by children’s picture books, Fintan draws on the colors found in the surrounding locations to create his evocative art. […]

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Takashi Kitajima’s View of Tokyo Through a Magnifying Glass

Photography hobbyist Takashi Kitajima is already known on Illusion for his Bokeh-technique shots of Tokyo; colorful circles fill his camera lens and we see a different view of the Japanese city at night. Continuing with his nighttime photography he takes new cityscape pictures, but this time placing a magnifying glass in front of the camera—creating […]

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Nate Walton and his Playful Colour Photographs

Note: Contains nudity. LA photographer Nate Walton shoots naturalistic images of half-nude women (most of whom are friends as opposed to professional models) in a variety of settings: against a city skyline, in an empty apartment and out pumping gas. There is no element of pretension in his work, he is celebrating the everyday in […]